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Old 01-18-2011, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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light bar/brush guard size and design?

I have a 92 civic hatch that i want to put some lights on the front. My problem is that no one makes on so im trying to find tubing size and a good design. Anyone with pics or info, please help me out.
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http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&s...w=1280&bih=583

Here ya go, man. This should get you going in the right direction.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, ive been looking on there and only really see sti bars, the same one at that, but couldnt find tubing size.
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most of the STI's I see run light pods
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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here is one of the sti bars that im talking about. they used 1.25" x 0.055" steel tubing

and here it is off car, but my mounting will be back and then up about 3 inches... going to be welding my bar onto the factory tow hooks.


my main concern with this is that the only things ive seen them on is parking lot rally cars (rallyX) and i think its just a mall crawler version and want something that can actually handle a hit from a opossum doing 60...
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I built several light bars for Suby's, nothing yet for a Civic.

I think the bars pictured above are more show than go, most of my customers have preferred to have the lights as high as possible without interfering with vision. Second benefit is keeping it above the level of the opossums.

As simple as a section of box shape AL, braced back to the aluminum front bumper (drill through the bumper cover where the licence plate mounts, you may need spacers). The used AL strap back to the radiator support, with careful bending, it easily fits under the stock hood in the closed position.

no pics unfortunately. Later versions were made with quick releases so the light bar could easily be removed if not needed. 4 hella's, still a tight fit between the OEM headlights.
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Yeah, thats what i was guessing about those bars, thats why i wanted opinions on tubing and the like.
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I'd think that the tubing in the pictures would work, 1.25 x 0.055 (that's a strange wall thickness, no?), as long as the mounts for the light were bushed. If not I'd worry about the lights working loose, or the tube crushing. it can also be hard to get a bolt/nut tight on a radius'd tube.
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